The sweets savants at Sugar Mountain Confectionery dispense vintage and modern candies and novelties, including domestic and sugar-free treats alongside imports from the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico. Guests may drive a backhoe into the store to scoop up bulk candies from bins brimming with sour cola bottles, cheesecake malt balls, and chocolate-covered pretzels ($0.02/gram for all bulk items). Further sugar-supplying comestibles include the confectionery's own Koo Koo bars ($0.99) and Neat-O-Nougat bars ($1.39) that reward mouths for not prank-calling the prime minister.
Inside a vintage studio, Cake-ology's playful bakers craft custom cakes entirely from scratch. They sandwich more than 11 butter cream icing flavours such as mocha, raspberry, cinnamon, and orange between two layers of cake flavours such as marble, red velvet, lemon, and spice. After baking, they decorate their creations with repeating butter cream swirls and stripes, or layer on colorful fondant to create cakes that look like dogs, cars, or a slightly bigger cake. In addition to full-sized desserts, they also mold batter into cupcakes and cakettes - morsels of cake mixed with butter cream and dipped in chocolate. To complement the gallery of colourful cakes, they also make daily-changing baked goods such as imperial cookies, caramel pecan bars, and date slices.
Housed within the Norwood Hotel, The Jolly Friar Cafe balances local and international flavours across its selection of steak-house cuisine. Appetizer-wise, tangy lemon aioli joins forces with slow braised lamb croquettes, while sundried-tomato pesto accompanies servings of pickerel cheeks. The eatery's entrees range from barbecued ribs and sirloin burgers ground in-house to Sterling Silver Canadian cuts of beef, such as a 10-ounce new york strip doused in brandy-peppercorn sauce.
The Manitoba Museum takes visitors on a tour through the human heritage and natural history of the province, with selections from the museum’s collection of 2.3 million artifacts on display in nine permanent galleries. Travel back to a time of sea scorpions and scary cephalopods with the Ancient Seas exhibit, which depicts prehistoric marine life across three-screen animation, or soak up the ghostly seasalt of the Nonsuch, a replica of the 17th-century ship whose crusades for fur brought commerce to western Canada and beaver shawls to naked napes. Other galleries explore the Hudson’s Bay Company, the Boreal Forest, and the Internetless eclecticism of 1920s Winnipeg. The Manitoba Museum also houses a planetarium and a science gallery, ideal for guests looking to get eyes- and hands-on.
At Travel Mug Cafe, rustic hardwood floors support plush leather furniture and bright-red beams and assorted lamps illuminate maps and art from around the world on earth-toned walls. Amid this warm atmosphere, trained baristas tend to handcrafted espresso and pour-over brews, including local favorite Black Pearl coffee. They also steep more than 40 loose-leaf teas, which are available for purchase by the gram. Patrons pair their sips with freshly made pastries such as cheesecake, cannoli, and imperial cookies while listening to soft music or watching picture settings on the flat screen.
Awarded a certificate of excellence in manufacturing from the Canadian Bottled Water Association, Corpell's Water purifies life's most essential liquid through a 10-step process that includes reverse osmosis, UV sterilization, and ozonation using only stainless-steel or food-grade piping. Hourly in-house and random weekly tests by an outside lab ensure a 99.99% pure product, which is free from microorganisms and vengeful pirate spirits, before bottling. Those with access to cars, trucks, or covered wagons can also stockpile their aqua reserves with the 10-bottle punch card, which accessorizes clean water with five bags of clear ice.